Translation of "puritan" - English-Spanish dictionary

puritan

noun uk /ˈpjʊə.rɪ.tən/ us /ˈpjʊr.ɪ.t̬ən/

someone who believes that it is important to work hard and control yourself, and that pleasure is wrong or unnecessary

puritano, -a
Despite his apparent liberal views, he’s really something of a puritan/he has a puritan streak.

Puritan

noun uk /ˈpjʊə.rɪ.tən/ us /ˈpjʊr.ɪ.t̬ən/

a member of an English religious group in the 16th and 17th centuries who wanted to make church ceremonies simpler, and who believed that it was important to work hard and control yourself and that pleasure was wrong or unnecessary

puritano, -a
During the 17th century the Puritans destroyed many decorations in English churches.

(Translation of “puritan” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

puritan

noun /ˈpjuəritən/

a person who is strict and disapproves of many kinds of enjoyment.

puritano

formerly, in England and America, a member of a religious group wanting to make church worship etc simpler and plainer.

puritano
puritanical /-ˈtӕ-/ adjective

puritano
a puritanical attitude.

(Translation of “puritan” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)